The Les Cras vineyard lies right against the hillside in chalky soil with low vigor. The tannins of this wine are much firmer than is typical of other Chambolle-Musignys. There are aromas of spice and smoked meat on the nose. The fruit is very structured and solid, but also ripe. There is a smoky, toasty aftertaste.
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